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post #21 of 23 Old 07-05-2014, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Yogiwick View Post

Just wanted to add, he MAY have a very slight roach, it's hard to see from the pics I think. Nothing drastic either way. Nice short coupling though.

Specifically- I feel his rear pasterns are very upright and am surprised no one else said so.. maybe just the way he stands due to the angle of his back legs?

He's cute but I wouldn't do anything stressful with him.
This is the first thing I thought of. The fact that his angle of front to back pasterns are different is concerning. His back pasterns are very very upright. Where his front aren't so bad, they are also longer upfront.

His rear end looks uncomfortable.
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post #22 of 23 Old 07-05-2014, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ZaneyZanne123 View Post
This is also a good example of sickeld hocks with upright paterns. I can see arthritic changes in his right fetlock joint and the hocks angulation prediposes horse to excessive stress and breakdown. This horse's biggest problem wasnt only his pasterns but the hock angulation also. Drop a plumb line from the point of hock to the ground and one can definatly see the closed angulation of the hocks. Sickled hocks are not good on jumping horses. Sickled hocks with short upright pasterns are even worse.
Saddest part was that he LOVED to jump. He was trained as a hunter and if we had crossrails set up in the arena when we turned him out, he would jump them on his own. Poor guy is now basically a pasture pet (doesn't help that his owners insist on keeping him obese and consider him "skinny" when he's in good weight).
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DraftyAiresMum: That is a case of good temperment, willingness and loats of heart and desire but lacks the conformation for the ong term. Its sad that ppl either refuse to educate themselves or ignore about teaching/training a horse (not jumping them so young) and not taking consideration of thier horse and keeping him within his physical level for the long haul. Esp with faults that can be detrimental when the horse is mature let alone stressing them when they are young.
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